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FEMA Mission Ends

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After more than two years, FEMA is ending its effort to provide temporary housing to victims of the 2011 Mouse River flood.

Yesterday was the official end of the mission that saw about two thousand families helped with housing by receiving a temporary housing unit - what we all know as FEMA trailers.

More than 11-hundred FEMA trailers ended up on private property, where people displaced by the flood found their own space to place the T-H-U for the months or years needed while they found new housing.

The rest of the 2,052 trailers were at commercial and group sites including the main group site, the Virgil Workman Village located along 55th Street in southeast Minot.

That site now has a new name - Wheatland Village - and is privately owned.

Several manufactured homes that were provided by FEMA are still on the site - and have been sold to individual owners as part of FEMA's effort to find long-term housing for all flood victims.

A FEMA official says turning that group site into a private operation is a new idea that FEMA intends to use again in the future.

(Dan Alexander, FEMA Region VIII )"That opened up an opportunity for many of our applicants who never were homeowners before who now are able to be homeowners in that mobile home park. So, it really was, you know, these programs coming together, working with the city and the state, working with the private sector to kind of put that package together."

Many of the 265 units sold to private owners are located on the Wheatland Village site.

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